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ABC
Jan 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
forces told our martha raddatz more than a year ago, it's time. >> as soon as policy permits it, we will be ready to go down that road. >> reporter: just two months ago, four women sued the pentagon to get on the battlefield. now, they may get their chance. >> we certainly want to see this executed responsibly but in a reasonable time frame. so, i hope that this doesn't get dragged out. >> reporter: this historic announcement will be made tomorrow by the defense secretary. it could be implemented as early starting in may. fully implemented by 2016, men and women serving in those combat positions, diane. >> as you say, a very big day. thank you so much, david kerley. >>> and now, we turn to the fiery appearance for secretary of state hillary clinton, testifying before congress on the tragedy in benghazi. it was a valedictory that showed her indignation and emotion, as she ends this tenure on the public stage. abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz brings us the riveting encounter today. martha? >> reporter: diane, what a way to end her four-year tenure as secretary of sta
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 6:30pm EST
raddatz right now to tell us how serious this new aggression is. martha? >> reporter: diane, the u.s. is warning north korea not to try another nuclear test, saying it would be a mistake and needlessly provocative. but those warnings seem only to have provoked the new, young leader even more. if there was any hope that kim jong-un would be less threatening and dangerous than his late father, those hopes are now dashed. the 20-something leader appears to relish his new role, now directly challenging the united states. the reclusive nation warning the world that it will soon test a nuclear weapon, long range rockets, one after another. today, vowing that the target of its missiles and nuclear aggression, america. their sworn enemy. >> he's trying to show he can't be pushed around. >> reporter: tonight, deep inside the isolated nation, there are signs that a nuclear test is being readied. north korea first tested a nuclear bomb in 2006. diane sawyer was inside north korea days after that test, the only western journalist meeting with the north's nuclear negotiators, who asserted their count
ABC
Jan 8, 2013 4:00am PST
defense. as abc's martha raddatz reports, hagel's critics are already speaking out. >> reporter: president obama made clear just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: chuck hagel knows the horrors of war firsthand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam. fighting side-by-side, with his 19-year-old brother, tom. he got two purple hearts. one when shrapnel ripped open his chest and his brother dragged him to safety. and another, a month later, when hagel himself on fire from a land mine, rescued his brother. but critics are not focusing on hagel's military service. while serving as a republican senator, he angered some in his own party for not backing the troop surge in iraq, not supporting unilateral sanctions against iran. and what some on the hill perceived a lack of support for israel. >> hagel's record is very, very troubling in the nation of israel. he's not been a friend to israel. >> reporter: hagel and the white house says these are misperceptions. with hagel telli
ABC
Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
. consulate in libya. with a preview, here's abc news' martha raddatz. >> reporter: she faces what could be a brutal day. the long-postponed hearing on benghazi and the pent-up frustration of some prominent senators. >> we want to know what she was doing. did she give any orders? >> reporter: the outrage on capitol hill already cost susan rice a shot at being clinton's replacement for saying five days after the attack, it began with spontaneous protests. clinton will likely be asked about those statements. there will be more specifics the committee will want to know. why wasn't there more security? in such a dangerous place? were you aware there were requests for more security? if not, why not? if so, why were those requests denied? the state department says hillary clinton is eager to testify. this is not the way she wanted to end her tenure. this is one of her last public appearances as secretary. john kerry's confirmation hearing is scheduled for thursday. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> thank you, martha. >>> and more political news today. joe biden being very cagey ab
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 4:00am EST
yesterday, clinton was the star of a much more contentious hearing. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: it was a riveting drama. secretary of state clinton, seemed in rare public form. at times, angry. aggressively on the defense. at another point, choking up over her four, lost colleagues. >> i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters. and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> the american people and the families of these four, brave americans still have not gotten the answers that they deserve. i hope that they will get them. >> reporter: and the secretary did not hesitate to shoulder the blame. >> as i have said many times, i take responsibility. >> reporter: but she insisted she never saw any of the requests for more security in the run-up to the attack. >> they didn't come to me. i didn't approve them. i didn't deny them. >> reporter: that made republican senators pounce. >> i think it's inexcusable. >> reporter: clinton fired back in anger when senator ron johnson pushed her about statements by u.n. ambassador susan r
ABC
Jan 4, 2013 6:30pm EST
the us navy. and abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz tells us why the navy is sending out this video alert. >> reporter: the video puts you inside the mind of the drug user. from the moment you inhale the potent powder, to what quickly follows. your world descends into terror and paranoia. your girlfriend, then your friend, suddenly become demons. and you? erratic, violent, out of control before finally being sedated by an emergency crew. >> one of the most concerning things about bath salts is, these hallucinations, these paranoid delusions, they will last long after the intoxication is gone. >> reporter: bath salts have nothing to do with a relaxing bath. illegal, but easy to get, it is an underground code name for the synthetic drug that acts like a super charged amphetamine, a trip that can have a deadly end. while the navy doesn't have hard numbers of abuse in their ranks, they are fearful. in 2011, 16 midshipmen at the naval academy were expelled after abusing another synthetic drug, same case at sea, in all some 400 sailors were forced out. bath salts ar
ABC
Jan 27, 2013 4:00am PST
raddatz in washington guest hosting "this week." martha, good morning. >> good morning, dan. >> hey, good morning, martha. great to see you. one of the priorities the president has on his agenda, immigration reform taking it up on tuesday. can he get this done? >> we'll have to see. we've also got it bipartisan group of senators coming up with a plan as well and they will probably present that plan this week. we' we'll be talking to senator john mccain, senator bob menendez. they're working together on this plan. whether president obama detracts from the plan by going out on the road going to nevada tuesday we'll ask him about that as well. >> interesting theory by just being associated with the plan it could drive some people away from the plan in congress. complicated dynamic. let's talk about this extraordinary interview, the joint under view, the first time it's happened with president obama and hillary clinton sitting down talking to "60 minutes." it airs tonight. i wonder is there talk in washington this isn't in some ways president obama picking favorites in the race to repla
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
you think that brian williams and and the rest of them, diane sawyer, martha raddatz, do you think that they know how they sounded while introducing a very important story, secretary of state's testimony in front of congress. do you think that they realize how it was coming across? >> that's a great question. no. and it's because when you live in a bubble, and everybody is sort of alike, you don't notice stuff that guys -- guys like us notice. no i will give you example with martha raddatz. the most meaningless term in the english language is i take full responsibility. when a politician utters those words it means absolutely nothing. so, when hillary clinton said she takes full responsibility, march raddatz praised her. she said she is taking all the blame on her shoulders. a more skeptical reporter would say what does that mean? what does taking full responsibility mean? in most countries, in most governments outside of the united states there is a price you pay. i'm not advocating hairy carrie or anything like that, but when she says she takes responsibility, martha raddatz thin
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
get out alive. martha raddatz is overseas following every new twist in this story tonight. martha? >> reporter: diane, we now know one american has been killed. the family has been notified as this bloody assault intensifies. algerian forces moving in, trying to end this stand-off with the terror group once and for all. the assault tonight is a deadly mission. the gas plant has reportedly been ringed with explosives by the hostage takers, not to mention all that gas. it is a dangerous mix. images tonight on arab tv of the carnage. numbers are fluid. one report saying 12 hostages have been killed and more than a dozen of the terrorists. aside from the one american who was killed, a small number of other americans believed to be at the facility are unaccounted for. but american officials are sending a strong message. >> those who would wantonly attack our country and our people will have no place to hide. >> reporter: once militants stormed the complex, they smashed down the doors of the residential building, in a hunt for americans and other foreigners. another witness described to
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 6:30pm EST
, the attempted rescue. some captives wired with explosives. and our martha raddatz is traveling with the u.s. secretary of defense. >>> also tonight, housing boom. big news numbers. and how more people are building smarter for the changing american family. >> hi! how are you? >>> strange twists, in the story of football powerhouseman tie te'o and the girlfriend who never was. >>> and wide awake. imagine waking up during surgery, feeling everything. you can't said a word. >> i was as awake as i am right now. it was terrifying. >> it happens to thousands of people. and tonight, there's a new way to make sure it never happens to you. >>> good evening. tonight, we begin with the american hostages taken captive by terrorists with links to al qaeda. it has been a day of chaos, details still pouring in about a deadly rescue operation, helicopters circling overhead and a frightening scene below. it happened in the north african nation of algeria and abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz spent the day with the defense secretary, leon panetta, in italy, as he was tracking eve
ABC
Jan 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
action. here's abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz with the story. >> reporter: these are the latest images of robert levinson. the last proof of life, sent anonymously via e-mail to his family, more than a year ago. kept secret in hopes it would help his chances. until now. >> they're very difficult to look at. even today, some of our daughters were crying to me over the phone about how upset they were to see them again. >> reporter: it was nearly six years ago when the father of seven disappeared from the iranian island of kish where he was working as a private investigator. his family has no doubts -- they believe iran is responsible. >> we'd appreciate higher level talks, higher level discussions from our government. >> reporter: but relations with iran are extremely tense. america locked in a simmering standoff. anger and fear over iran's nuclear program. and now, iran being suspected in the recent massive cyber attack on u.s. banks, disrupting service to millions of americans. >> these cyber attacks have become much more sophisticated in nature than they w
ABC
Jan 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
correspondent martha raddatz has that story. >> reporter: hillary clinton seemed all business yesterday. no heels, no contact lenses, as she held tight to husband bill, carefully navigating the stairs on the way to the ceremony. the secretary did not take the arm of her military escort but the clintons could be heard saying to the escort -- >> just in case. >> reporter: they appreciated that he was there, just in case. >> hello! hey! >> reporter: moments later, she was on her own, all smiles, no sign of any residual effects from that nasty concussion. but tomorrow, returning to capitol hill, her headache may be back, as she faces what could be a brutal day. the long postponed hearing on benghazi and the pent up frustration of some prominent senators who have made it clear they want answers about what went wrong. >> i want to know what she was doing. did she give any orders? >> reporter: the outrage on capitol hill already cost u.n. ambassador susan rice a shot at being clinton's replacement, for saying five days after the attack, it began with spontaneous protests. clinton will likely be as
KOFY
Jan 16, 2013 9:00pm PST
kidnapping happened in algeria. abc 7 news reporter martha raddatz is traveling with the defense secretary le leon panea in italy tonight. >> reporter: secretary panetta says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal with the crisis. >> by all indications this is a terrorist act and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> reporter: it all began when 20 armed islamic militants believed to be affiliated with al-qaeda approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three he unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight security forces for the workers battled back. when the smoke cleared, at least one foreign worker was dead, others wounded. the terrorists then headed to the compound where the gas refinery workers live. while it is unclear how many foreign workers they seized, sources say it could be as many as 15-20. along with the americans, there are british, norwegian, french
KOFY
Jan 30, 2013 9:00pm PST
war planes bombed a convoy near the syria border with lebanon and martha raddatz explains what the strike is all about. >> reporter: this is what we know. officials say truckloads of dangerous weapons were being loaded from a facility in syria and then were headed for lebanon. officials say inside the trucks were fa 17s. very capable mobile radar guided is surface to air missiles. israeli war planes were launched to destroy the trucks and stop them from entering lebanon before the militant group hezbollah could get their hands on them. the building where the trucks were loading or departing was also hit. hezbollah is a sworn enemy of israel. if hezbollah had gotten the missiles it would have significantly increased their capability in any future conflict with israel so this was not israel getting involved in the conflict in syria per se. it was very much israel making a preemptive strike to protect itself but you this will increase tension in the region. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> martha says that the air strikes also hit the buildings where the trucks were loading or
NBC
Jan 12, 2013 11:00pm PST
] thank you. thank you. i'm martha raddatz of abc news. and i'm honored to be here moderating tonight's debate. we have a wonderful audience, and it should be a lively evening. right now, we welcome vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan. [ applause ] welcome, gentlemen. before we begin, a reminder, your performance is extremely unlikely to affect the outcome of the election so just have fun with it. congressman ryan, we begin with your opening statement. >> first of all, i want to thank the college. >> here we go. >> four years ago president obama made a promise that he would bring down unemployment below 6%. >> oh, this guy. >> he said by the end of his first term he would cut the deficit in half. yet he still has not put a single credible plan on the table on how to deal with the debt crisis. >> i'm sorry, martha. martha, with all due respect, thiss
ABC
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
, hostage crisis. american workers kidnapped by terrorists. and abc's martha raddatz reports on the tense situation still unfolding. >> by all indications, this is a terrorist act. >>> taking sides. a torrent of reaction to the president's gun proposal. >> exploitation of a very tragic and sad event. >> where do we stop? >> the nra drawing the obama daughters into the middle of the debate. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >>> duped. tragic love story or hoax? football hero manti te'o, did his famous girlfriend even exist or was he taken for a cruel ride in the biggest catfish tale ever? >>> and energy drinks. the big increase of people going to the emergency room. what's happening? and our own experiment on what caffeine does to your body.
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
. some captives wired with explosives. and our martha raddatz is traveling with the u.s. secretary of defense. >>> also tonight, housing boom. big new numbers. and how more people are building smarter for the changing american family. >> hi! how are you? >>> strange twists, in the story of football powerhouse manti te'o and the girlfriend that never was. >>> and wide awake. imagine waking up during surgery, feeling everything. you can't say a word. >> i was as awake as i am right now. it was terrifying. >> it happens to thousands of people. and tonight, there's hope of a new way to make sure it never happens to you. >>> good evening. tonight, we begin with the
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 6:30pm EST
correspondent martha raddatz tracking it for us tonight. martha? >> reporter: diane, this is a very significant move and clearly a red line for israel. this is what we know. officials say truckloads of dangerous weapons were being loaded from a facility in syria and then were headed for lebanon. officials say inside those trucks were fa-17s. those are very capable, mobile radar-guided surface to air missiles. israel little war planes were launched to destroy the trucks and stop them from entering lebanon before the militant group hezbollah could get their hands on them. the building where the trucks were loading and departing was also hit. hezbollah is a swosh enemy of israel. if hezbollah had gotten those missiles, it would have significantly increased their capability in any future conflict with israel. so, this was not israel getting involved in the conflict in syria, per se, it was very much israel making a preemptive strike to protect itself. but this will increase tension in the region, diane. >> all right, martha. another story to be watching through this night. thanks so muc
ABC
Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
martha raddatz is traveling with the defense secretary, who is in italy watching every move. martha? >> reporter: good evening, diane, from rome, where secretary of defense leon panetta is urgently trying to get more information about this attack on americans and others. three americans are believed to be held hostage right now, but u.s. officials warn that number is fluid. secretary panetta tonight says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal with this crisis. >> by all indications, this is a terrorist act. and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> reporter: it all began when 20 armed islamic militants, believed to be affiliated with al qaeda, approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight -- security forces for the workers battled back. when the smoke cleared, at least one foreign worker was dead, others wounded. the terr
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 5:30pm PST
the north african nation of algeria and abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz spent the day with the defense secretary, leon panetta, in italy, as he was tracking every new development. martha? >> reporter: diane, this situation is very fluid, but reports we are getting tonight about the raid are very ominous. a u.s. official telling me tonight there were ten americans at the field, five are safe. but the fate of the other five, we do not know. what is clear tonight is that this is far from over. with algerian forces now surrounding the complex, the british prime minister is warning that this raid could end in even more bloodshed. >> it is a very dangerous, very uncertain, a very fluid situation and i think we have to prepare ourselves for the possibility of bad news ahead. >> reporter: the worst, coming after the algerian military moved in with helicopters, reportedly fearing the hostage takers were going to escape. the terror group was holed up in the natural gas plant along with their hostages, the americans and other workers from britain, france, japan and norway
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 2:35am EST
abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: mark bole, an investigative reporter and oscar award winner for "foot locker" wrote and produced "zero dark thirty" what has some so angry? it is the film's defiction that waterboarding helped lead to bin laden. in december, a group of powerful senators, including the chair of the intelligence committee, dianne feinstein, wrote the cia requesting documents and information related to the cia's cooperation with the makers of "zero dark thirty." >> it is based on actual events and firsthand accounts and i took notes. you compile that research and dramatize it. >> reporter: according to him, no movie has been the subject of such scrutiny since the '40s. >> possible communist penetration of the hollywood film industry. >> reporter: we're standing in the shadow of capitol hill and you have dianne feinstein launching this investigation to see how you get your information. >> i think she crosses a line when you start investigating the origins of a motion picture. i worry about the precedent and i think it can chill writers and studios. >> very simply, is he the
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 2:35am EST
abc's global affairs correspondent martha raddatz with more. >> reporter: officials say truck load of dangerous weapons were being loaded from a facility in syria and then headed for lebanon. officials say inside those trucks were sa-17s, those are very capable, mobile radar guided surface-to-air missiles. israeli war planes were launched to destroy the trucks and stop them from entering lebanon before the militant group hezbollah could get their hand on them. the building where the trucks were loading or departing was hit. hezbollah is a sworn enemy of israel. if hezbollah had gotten those missiles it would have significantly increased their capability in any future conflict with israel. this was not israel getting involved in the conflict in syria, per se. it was very much israel making a preemptive strike to protect itself. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> that's important. early reports sort of were, were suggesting that perhaps israel was getting involved in the inner workings of the syrian war. that now we know is not necessarily the case. >> nobody wants to touch tha
ABC
Jan 3, 2013 6:30pm EST
on u.s. forces has been killed by a drone strike. abc's chief global affair, correspondent martha raddatz with those details. >> reporter: we here at home go on with our lives, off to work, off to school, some 7,000 miles away in pakistan, a secret war is being waged from the sky. and last night, the u.s. scored a major victory in that war. a drone strike, killing a man named maulvi nazir, who had been sending fighters to attack our troops in afghanistan. this is the first drone strike of 2013. more than 350 have been launched since 2004. >> a large number of their top leadership, as well as a lot of the mid-level and foot soldiers have been taken out by these strikes. >> reporter: but while the drone war grows, the u.s. will soon be drawing down the 66,000 u.s. forces in afghanistan today. military planners say 6,000 to 20,000 remain after 2014, to ensure the country does not descend again into a safe haven for terror. officials have i spoken to believe that president obama will opt for fewer troops and a faster withdrawal, which means in the future, we will likely be even more d
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 1:40am PST
affairs correspondent martha raddatz is traveling with the defense sec care, who is in italy, watching every move. >> reporter: secretary panetta says the u.s. will take all necessary steps to deal with this crisis. u.s. officials believing that as many as three americans are now being held but caution the numbers are fluid. it all began when 20 armed islamic militants, believed to be affiliated with al qaeda, approached a group of oil workers. the attackers were reportedly heavily armed, driving in three unmarked vehicles. the oil workers were on a bus, headed to a nearby airport. there was a fight. security forces for the workers battled back. when the smoke cleared, at least one foreign worker was dead. others wounded. the terrorists then headed to the compound where the gas refinery workers live. while it is unclear how many foreign workers they seized, sources say it could be as many as 15 to 20. along with the americans, there are british, norwegian, french, and japanese workers, too. the attackers claim this is retaliation for the french-led invasion in the african nation of mal
KOFY
Jan 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
correspondent martha raddatz has more. >> reporter: president obama made clear today just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: through decades of war and peace, the job of defense secretary has had profound implications. >> if force is to be used, saddam hussein would be removed from power. >> reporter: chuck hagel the horrors of war first hand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam, fighting side by side with his 19-year-old brother tom. he got two purple hearts. one when shrapnel ripped open his chest and his brother dragged him to safety and another a month later when hagel himself on fire from a landmine rescued his brother. >> i was on the left side when the major blast came up and i was burned up and down the left side of my body. i grabbed tom first and he was out and he had blood coming out of his ears and nose and you don't have time to think about is he dead or alive. >> reporter: but critics are not focusing on hagel's military service. while serving as a repub
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 8:00pm PST
," martha raddatz of abc news, jeanne cummings of bloomberg news, and john harwood of cnbc and "the new york times." >> award-winning reporting and analysis, covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill. corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know why we're here. to connect our forces to what they need when they need it. >> to help troops see danger. before it sees them. >> to answer the call of the brave and bring them safely home. >> around the globe the people of boeing are working together to support and protect all who serve. >> that's why we're here. >> additional corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by prudential, additional funding is provided by the annenberg foundation. the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. president barack obama returned to the west front of the capitol to take the oath of office on monday. four years older,
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
already facing political fire. why? abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz tells us. >> reporter: president obama made clear today just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: through decades of war and peace, the job of defense secretary has had profound implications. >> if forces to be used, saddam hussein would be removed from power. >> reporter: chuck hagel knows the horrors of war first hand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam, fighting side-by-side with his 19-year-old brother, tom. he got two purple hearts. one, when shrapnel ripped open his chest and his brother dragged him to safety. another, a month later, when hagel, himself on fire from a land mine, rescued his brother. >> i was on the left side, where the major blast came up, and i was burned all up and down the left side of my body. so, i grabbed tom first, he was out and he had blood coming out of his ears and nose. and you don't have time to think about, is he dead or alive? >>
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